If the Glass Cleat Fits: 10 Reasons Why the Atlanta Braves Will Be Cinderellas This Year

Chad Waylon PouncyCorrespondent ISeptember 29, 2009

If the Glass Cleat Fits: 10 Reasons Why the Atlanta Braves Will Be Cinderellas This Year

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    DENVER - JULY 12:  Martin Prado #14 of the Atlanta Braves slides into thirdbase on a Garret Anderson single in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies during MLB action at Coors Field on July 12, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. Prado went on to score on a

Bobby Cox

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    7 Apr 1994: ATLANTA BRAVES MANAGER BOBBY COX IN THE DUGOUT DURING THE BRAVES VERSUS SAN DIEGO PADRES GAME AT JACK MURPHY STADIUM IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA.

Larry Wayne Jones, Jr.

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    ATLANTA - JUNE 26:  Chipper Jones #10 of the Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees at Turner Field on June 25, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Starting Pitching

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    ATLANTA - AUGUST 22:  Starting pitcher Tommy Hanson #48 of the Atlanta Braves pitches to the Florida Marlins on August 22, 2009 at Turner Field in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Trades

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    DENVER - JULY 12:  Nate McLouth #13 of the Atlanta Braves runs the base path as he heads for thirdbase on a Martin Prado single in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies during MLB action at Coors Field on July 12, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. McLouth

John Smoltz

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    KISSIMMEE, FL - FEBRUARY 22:  John Smoltz poses for a portrait during the Atlanta Braves Photo Day on February 22, 2007 at The Ballpark at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Kissimmee, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Surprises

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    NEW YORK - AUGUST 19:  Matt Diaz #23 of the Atlanta Braves connects for a second inning two run single against the New York Mets on August 19, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/G

Brian McCann

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    ATLANTA - JUNE 25:  Catcher Brian McCann #16 of the Atlanta Braves against the New York Yankees at Turner Field on June 25, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Baseball's Boring 2009 Season

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    SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 18:  Derek Jeter #2 of the New York Yankees singles in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners on September 18, 2009 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Hank Aaron

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    ATLANTA - JULY 26:  At Turner Field, a statue at honors #44 Hank Aaron and his career with the Braves (1954-1974), on July 26, 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Bullpen

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    NEW YORK - AUGUST 19:  Rafael Soriano #39 of the Atlanta Braves pitches against the New York Mets on August 19, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)